Works for Me Wednesday: Sidewalk Paint

I saw this idea in the February 2008 issue of Family Fun magazine, on page 89. It’s from an article on The Kids Concoctions Couple, John & Danita Thomas. We just got our first chance to try it this afternoon. A big hit, but messy!

Mix equal parts cornstarch and water, and color with food coloring. Paint on driveway or sidewalk with brushes, or spray onto sand or snow sculptures.

For more great ideas, check out Rocks in My Dryer.


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Kathleen Heuer is a serial arts advocate and volunteer. She is the mom of two beautiful girls, wife to a brilliant nuclear engineer, and referee between her golden retriever and her hissy 18-year-old cat. For more, go to
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7 Responses to Works for Me Wednesday: Sidewalk Paint

  1. Ooh, nifty! I’ll have to keep this in mind now that beach season is officially approaching.

  2. Blue Castle says:

    Great idea! My kids go through chalk like crazy. This will be much better than buying it all summer. Thank you! 🙂

  3. Michie says:

    I’d like to try this too…although it sounds a lot like the recipe for oobleck! Maybe it is too crafts in one?

  4. sandwiched says:

    Blue Castle: Maybe not. My 2 kids and a neighbor went through a whole box of cornstarch yesterday! But a dollar store box of chalk lasts most of the summer….

    Michie: Never heard of oobleck! Off to Google it!

  5. I love this magazine…it has the best ideas for kids and adults too for that matter….

    I always get great gift ideas out of it for the kids to make.

  6. Faith says:

    Just followed a link to your blog. Your suggestion on this is a good idea. I’ll keep it in mind for the step grandkids.

    I’m also sandwiched between last son at home and care of my mother.

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